As the number of lawsuits against Monsanto continue to grow, there has been much talk about glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup–as there should be. Rulings in the initial cases against the giant chemical producer have found that the company failed to warn users of the increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other forms of cancer when using the product over extended periods of time. Concerns have grown as traces of glyphosate have shown up in popular granolas, cereals and other food products.
In this video Michael Harinen, Bluebird Botanicals' chief marketing officer, explains why the company thought it was important to attain Glyphosate Residue Free certification for Bluebird's hemp-derived CBD products. He also outlines the other certifications the company is seeking, including organic, and describes how important the testing process is to produce truly clean, prideworthy products.